Roxanne, or Roxy, is a product of old money from Detroit. Her father, William, had got his claim to fame by being the defence attorney to some rather seedy and notorious gangsters and celebrities. Family money has a more dark and twisted legacy reaching all the way to the Confederate South.
A family dedicated to conservative and traditional norms, Roxy retaliated by embracing punk culture and for a while sporting a Mohawk. A series of petty crimes were covered up by her father and his connection to influence in the city. She enjoyed the jet set life of the alternative culture where parties, drugs and alcohol played a pivotal part. Much of this changed when her playboy brother, Miles, older but perhaps not wiser, high on Coke, pulled on gun on police during an altercation. He was shot and died later in hospital. An inquiry proved the police were justified but to Roxy it was cold blooded murder.
Her father pulled strings and got her accepted to the University of Michigan Law School, his Alma Mater, where she surprisingly excelled. Not necessarily top of her class, to belligerent and her need to indulge her addictions also played a part. She was offered a place in her father’s law firm, Gallant, Hollister & Mikels of which she worked ever so briefly finding corporate law not exactly in keeping with her extreme views. She instead went to criminal law, managing to defend an obviously guilty client by proving police incompetence. She found her calling.
A falling out with her father, in part to her addictions to cocaine and alcohol ; her stubborn rebellious streak meant being a junior partner in the firm was very remote as the other senior partners became weary of her panache for getting unpopular headlines. She even had to go before the Bar Association on a matter of ethics. Her father saved her from being disbarred but it was the last thing he would do.
Despondent, she made her rounds around the country’s high life points until desperation sent her to Hathian. Time Magazine listed the city as among the top five most corrupt in the country, joining a city from her home state, Dead End. It proved to irristible . Once she got her licence with the Louisiana Bar, she hoped to gain clients, whether guilty or not. Cops beware.
Look forward to representing you all from the injustices of the HPD !
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